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By Natasha Brown

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (CBS) — There’s no shortage of reaction from New Jersey Drivers. No one wants to see the prices at the pump go up.

“It’s ridiculous. It’s hard enough as it is now you’re gonna be paying more for gas,” one driver said.

Gas prices in the state will take a 23 cents a gallon hike under a deal reached between Governor Christie and Democratic leaders on Friday. The eight year, $16 billion transportation program would also eliminate the estate tax and cut the sales tax by 3/8ths of a percent.

The deal hopes to replenish the states Transportation Trust Fund which pays for road and rail projects. Hundreds of those projects were halted in July when the fund ran out of money.

“I don’t worry about gas prices if you gotta pay it you gotta pay it,” another motorist said.

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